Tag Archives: return to play

The decision to clear RGIII to play

In my latest column for The Post and Courier, I discuss the decision-making process involved when team doctors must evaluate an athlete’s injury and determine if it is safe to return to play.Continue Reading

Episode 72: Do Olympic athletes live longer than the rest of us?

Do Olympic athletes live longer than the general population, and do athletes in certain sports or events have improved or worsened life expectancies? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of former USC lineman Armond Armstead, Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose, Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis, Barcelona defender Eric Abidal, and Creighton University G Josh Jones. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 71: Can exercise be detrimental to weight loss?

Does exercise alone help you lose weight? Can it actually hinder your ability to lose body weight and fat? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller, Boston Celtics forward Chris Wilcox, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham, and women’s tennis star Vera Zvonareva. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 70: Are you at risk for a stress fracture?

Stress fractures are common in sports and exercise. What risk factors could increase your chances of suffering one of these injuries? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, Los Angeles Lakers F Pau Gasol, men’s tennis star Rafael Nadal, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews, and Goose Creek High School RB Tramel Terry. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 69: Should you exercise when you are sick?

Can you safely exercise when you are sick? How can you decide when exercise could be detrimental? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of University of South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore, Washington Wizards PG John Wall, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, and Philadelphia Eagles DT Mike Patterson. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

When will RGIII return from sprained lateral collateral ligament?

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament in his knee. What is the significance of this injury? When will he likely return to play?Continue Reading

Episode 68: Is the use of Toradol in professional sports dangerous?

What is Toradol? Is its use in professional sports dangerous? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs, New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez, Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles, Chicago Bulls G Richard Hamilton, Barcelona star Lionel Messi, and the debate over Gregg Popovich sitting his San Antonio Spurs players. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Episode 63: Why are knee dislocations such devastating injuries?

Why are multi-ligament knee injuries and knee dislocations such dangerous injuries? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of University of South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings, and New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.Continue Reading

Marcus Lattimore’s knee injury: Implications for treatment and return to football

This post, modified from an article I wrote for Bleacher Report in the minutes after the school issued a statement about the injury, discusses the nature of multi-ligament knee injuries, such as the one University of South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore might have.Continue Reading

Marcus Lattimore: Initial thoughts on gruesome knee injury

This post, modified from an article I wrote for Bleacher Report hours after the injury occurred, shared my concerns that the knee injury to University of South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore would turn out to be a devastating one.Continue Reading

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